This was really good. Thorne is such a likeable character compared to most cop characters in other thrillers. He's actually nice and caring and doesn't do drugs or drink himself to oblivion!
Nicklin was such a scary guy, perfect serial killer material! Billingham keeps you guessing to the very end who the killer might be. Only because I had a read a Billingham book before was I able to halfway guess which it was before it was revealed. I knew he liked to make it unpredictable but I still didn't know for sure.
Very, very good read will definitely be reading more of Billingham's books....Continua
Having read the first 4 Throne books now I have to say this is far and away the best. while you can see some of the plot points from a mile off, they are delivered well and backed up by some well fledged out supporting characters.
Hm... the crime/cop/serial killer novel, hard bitten detectives, worn down colleagues, cold-blooded killer, I suppose it isn't much to work with really, but this is what makes this genre "difficult" for me, the formula is just too strongly apparent. It isn't badly written - I thought the opening was great, and if you like your formula crime novels, then I'd guess you'd like this. Maybe I was in the wrong head-space to read this, I got lots going on right now......Continua